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444 N 3rd Street, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday - Friday
08:30 AM - 5:00 PM

“It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – Vince Lombardi

Health and Housing

Your home and your health are interdependent on each other. A sick home may, at some point, contribute to the health and overall well-being of its inhabitants, especially those who are medically vulnerable such as babies, young children, and seniors. Additionally, trauma, which is a severe physical experience, is receiving much deserved attention as it can also occur during an episode of housing discrimination or be linked to chronic, toxic stress that can occur in housing. For example, any form of harassment in housing may qualify as housing discrimination as well as be internalized by the recipient as a traumatic event. It is important to prevent physical and mental harm in housing. Staff at FHRC is trauma-informed; therefore, everyone serves by being mindful of the need to prevent and avoid re-traumatizing during interactions with the public.

1964Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

1968Fair Housing Rights Act

42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19 Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair
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1994Violence Against Women Act

42 U.S.C. § 14043e–11 VAWA provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many of HUD’s housing programs. VAWA also requires the establishment of emergency transfer plans for facilitating the emergency relocation of certain tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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Tenants with Disabilities

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Compliance Training

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Information and Referral

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Health and Housing

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Housing Laws

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Community Engagement